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6:20 PM ET, November 11, 2013


 Top News: 
Ted Johnson / Variety:
News Corp Reports 3% Drop in Revenue in First Quarter  —  News Corp, the recently spun off publishing side of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, reported that its revenue fell in the first quarter of its fiscal 2014, due to lower advertising revenue and foreign exchange fluctuations.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
In first ‘new’ News Corp. earnings call, lower numbers and a shift to mobile  —  News Corp. executives are touting mobile as a major growth area for the company, which in its current configuration has now been publicly traded for approximately four months following a corporate split …
Discussion: @joepompeo
Felix Salmon:
Content economics, part 4: scale  —  The big blog news of the day is that Vox Media has acquired Curbed Network.  Why is the news so big?  Because, until now, if a major blog property was sold, it was always sold to some media giant — more often than not, AOL — which wanted …
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Vox Media acquires Curbed Network for $20-30M  —  Vox Media has taken on sports, technology and video games.  Now it's getting into real estate.  —  FORTUNE — Fortune has learned that ambitious digital media startup Vox Media will acquire Curbed Network, a saucy trio of urban lifestyle …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘CJR’ preparing to name new editor-in-chief  —  Columbia Journalism Review, the media-industry bible whose top masthead slot has been vacant since the spring, is expected to announce a new editor-in-chief soon.  —  Sources familiar with the process told Capital that the search had recently focused …
Discussion: @romenesko and @jpodhoretz
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Video Head Erin McPherson Heads for Maker Studios, the Giant YouTube Network  —  Erin McPherson, the Yahoo executive who has been in charge of the portal's video efforts, is leaving the company.  She's going to Maker Studios, the giant YouTube network that's trying to build a business outside of the world's biggest video site.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nathan Richardson out at AOL  —  Nathan Richardson, the Internet executive who co-founded Sen. Cory Booker's troubled tech start-up Waywire, is stepping down as president of AOL Live just two-and-a-half months after getting the job, POLITICO has learned.  —  Richardson joined AOL in late August …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered  —  NEW YORK — “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan apologized Sunday night for her discredited Oct. 27 report featuring an “eyewitness” account of the Benghazi terrorist attack that proved to be false.  —  But “60 Minutes” doesn't need to apologize anymore.
New York Times:
‘60 Minutes’ Airs Apology on Benghazi
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Home Sec suggests BBC must be curbed to protect local newspapers  —  Home Secretary Theresa May suggested today that the BBC may need to curb its activities at a local level to protect local newspapers.  —  She said: “If the BBC can provide all the locally-significant news, what reason is left for local people to buy a newspaper?
Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP faces deadline on Bob Lewis  —  The News Media Guild has told the Associated Press that it will take legal action if the news organization does not reinstate former reporter Bob Lewis and former editor Norman Gomlak before Nov. 18, it announced Monday.  —  Lewis and Gomlak were among three staffers …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft revamps Bing Music Video Search with inline results from YouTube, Vimeo, MTV, Artist Direct, and more  —  Microsoft today launched a completely revamped version of Bing's search section for music videos.  The company says it has been built from the ground up to simplify exploring …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
John Pleasants Resigns as Co-President of Disney Interactive  —  LOS ANGELES — John Pleasants, the hard-charging co-president of Disney's video game and web division, announced his resignation on Monday, effective immediately, although he will continue on as a consultant for a period.
Discussion: Polygon
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Preserving Venerable Forbes Brand, With an Aggressive Digital Drive  —  On a recent fall afternoon, Steve Forbes held court as master of ceremonies at a Forbes-hosted health care summit, entertaining an auditorium of chief executives and physicians, and trading firm handshakes at a cocktail reception that followed.
Discussion: MediaPost, Thanks:@steverubel
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Debra Cassens Weiss / ABA Journal Daily News:
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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Jim Romenesko:
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Brendan Nyhan / Columbia Journalism Review:
TruePolitics, factchecking site for New York City politics, to launch early 2014
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. revenue slips in 3Q, cites low radio, TV ratings for Cubs, Sox
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